Young Men's Christian Association Central Building (Buffalo, New York)

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Olympic Towers
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Former names Young Men's Christian Association Central Building, YMCA Building
General information
Status Complete
Architectural style English-Flemish Revival
Address 45 W. Mohawk St. / 300 Pearl Street
Town or city Buffalo, New York
Country USA
Current tenants General Services Administration, Food and Drug Administration
Construction started 1901
Completed 1902
Height 160.76 feet (49.0 m)
Technical details
Structural system rigid frame
Floor count 11
Floor area 180,000 ft (55,000 m)
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architecture firm Green & Wicks
References
Young Men's Christian Association Central Building
Young Men's Christian Association Central Building (Buffalo, New York) is located in New York
Young Men's Christian Association Central Building (Buffalo, New York)
Location 45 W. Mohawk St., Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°53′15″N 78°52′33″W / 42.88750°N 78.87583°W / 42.88750; -78.87583Coordinates: 42°53′15″N 78°52′33″W / 42.88750°N 78.87583°W / 42.88750; -78.87583
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1902
Architect Green & Wicks
Architectural style Renaissance, English-Flemish Renaissance
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83001676[1]
Added to NRHP September 8, 1983

The Young Men's Christian Association Central Building or Olympic Towers as the building is now known, is a historic YMCA building located at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. The tan-colored brick building with sandstone accents was designed by noted local architects Green & Wicks and constructed in 1901-1902. The building was home to the third oldest YMCA chapter in North America until converted to office use in the early 1980s.[2]

History[edit]

The building complex consists of an English-Flemish Revival style building with a 10-story tower, a 4-story glass and steel office structure which was added in 1986, and a 4-story connecting atrium.

In January 2012, the building was sold for US$2.5 million.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Francis R. Kowsky (March 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Young Men's Christian Association Central Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-07-25.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos". 
  3. ^ Epstein, Jonathan (January 24, 2012). "Olympic Towers sold for $2.5 million". Buffalo News. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 

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